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Essex libraries: hours cut but no closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Essex county council has vowed not to close any of its libraries, or to cut back its mobile library destinations. But consultation is to begin next month on proposals to reduce opening hours to 54 of its 73 libraries. Jeremy Lucas, cabinet member for heritage, culture... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's to close 11 stores by end of week

Written By: Lisa Campbell Eleven Waterstone's stores will close by the end of this week. The outlets are spread across the UK and are mostly in locations where more than one Waterstone's store currently exists. Staff at the affected Waterstone's stores have now entered into a period of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Rejects Sony Reader App, Tightens Grip on Content Sales

Apple has reportedly rejected Sony's reader app from the App store for selling content within the app and letting customers make purchases outside the App store (such as within the Sony Reader Store, according to The New York Times. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House buys book on BP oil crisis

Written By: Charlotte Williams Random House Books has acquired one of the first books on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP by Reuters oil-industry reporter Tom Bergin. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OFT launches investigation into agency pricing

Written By: Charlotte Williams The Office of Fair Trading has announced an enquiry into the ebook agency model, following what it described as a "significant number of complaints". The OFT said the investigation is "into whether arrangements that certain publishers have put in place with some... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store

Sony said Apple had rejected its ebook app because it did not route book sales through Apple’s system. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple rewrites rules on selling content via apps

Apple has moved to block third party app developers from selling content, such as ebooks, outside of the app store, leading to speculation that it wants a cut of digital purchases, even when they are made via apps such as the Kindle app. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle app #digital purchases #app store #selling content


Picador in Room paperback giveaway

Written By: Graeme Neill Picador is teaming up with The Reading Agency and Mumsnet to give away 2,500 copies of the paperback of Emma Donoghue's Man Booker shortlisted novel Room. The Reading Agency's Room Mega Read library promotion will distribute 500 copies of Room to four libraries in Bury... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Steve Jobs' health is not a private matter

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Sadly, I must reaffirm my position stated during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' last medical leave, in January 2009: His health situation isn't a private matter, and, frankly, it's even less so now. The seeming suddenness of Jobs' more recent medical leave, which this time is... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Borders delays January payments to some suppliers

Written By: Graeme Neill Borders has told some US publishers and landlords it is delaying January payments to them, in a bid to complete a debt restructuring. The announcement comes just days after the troubled retailer secured funding from GE Capital. Reuters reports Borders said the move will... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books and More at Winter Institute 6

Despite pressure coming from a number of different areas on bricks-and-mortar bookstores, the American Booksellers Association's sixth annual Winter Institute, which took place January 18–21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., was surprisingly upbeat. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst To Buy Lagardere Magazine, Digital Units for $889 Million

Hearst Corp. announced today that it has made an offer of 651 million euros (or about $889 million) for Lagardere's international press and magazine business, including 102 titles in 15 countries, and 50 related Web sites. The deal includes publishing rights to Elle in 15 countries as well as 10... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Googlization of Books

There have been a few popular books in recent years detailing Google's ascent in the digital world, notably Ken Auletta's Googled: The End of the World as We Know It and Jeff Jarvis's What Would Google Do. But there is another story, says author and media scholar Siva Vai-dhyanathan. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst pays €651m for Lagardère magazine business

Hearst Corporation has made a "binding offer" of €651m (£559m) for Lagardère's international magazine business, which includes a licensing agreement for fashion magazine Elle. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It's a Digital Book World

There was no shortage of debates and discussions at last week's second annual Digital Book World, where about 1,300 members of the trade publishing industry turned out in New York to explore ways to navigate the digital transition. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Hearst Makes Offer For Elle, Other Lagardère Titles

After a month of negotiations, Hearst has made an offer to buy 102 magazine titles from the French publisher. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sphere buys tie-in to new Billy Connolly show

Written By: Charlotte Williams Sphere has acquired the tie-in title to comedian Billy Connolly's forthcoming "Route 66" ITV show. Non-fiction publishing director Adam Strange bought world rights from Maverick Television to Billy Connolly's Route 66, winning a four-way auction. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cinderford saved, but Gloucestershire campaign goes on

Written By: Benedicte Page Gloucestershire county council has reinvested £500,000 into its library budget, with new proposals that would see Cinderford library saved from closure. But Friends of Gloucestershire libraries said the revised plans, which would still leave 10 libraries at risk of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #step forward #gloucestershire libraries #library budget


Blake buys memoir from Benidorm star

Written By: Charlotte Williams John Blake has acquired world rights in the "candid, harrowing and often hilarious" autobiography of "Benidorm" actress Crissy Rock. Editor-in-chief Michelle Signore bought the rights through Ken Douglas at MCLA, with John Blake to publish on 12th March. This... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Claims E-book Sales Beat Paperbacks

The ebook sales milestone "has come even sooner than we expected," CEO Bezos says. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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